December 4, 2006

Volume 103, Issue 29

Stories from the December 4, 2006 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

The Pulse: Gauging GW’s reactions to today’s issues

As finals week quickly approaches, some students are already thinking about returning home for winter break. But what if that trip home came several days sooner? GW does not allow professors to give tests on the final day of class. Instead, they are expected to adhere to their allotted time during final exam week. The […]

American Anthropological Association condemns association with U.S. torture tactics

Anthropologists are united in their displeasure following the revelation that their research has been used by the US military to extract information from Arab detainees in Abu Ghraib and other military installations. In an article published in The New Yorker, Seymour Hersh unveiled that anthropological research on Arab culture had been exploited in an effort […]

Student Health Services offers free HIV tests

Student Health Services offered free HIV tests on Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon as part of events leading up to World AIDS Day Friday. World AIDS Day was created to spread awareness of the global HIV/AIDS crisis. Other events included a rally where students were arrested for protesting without a permit. Tests were held Friday […]

Trachtenberg leads regional Rhodes Scholars selection

GW President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg led the District V (Mid-Atlantic Region) Rhodes Scholarship 2007 Selection Committee, which concluded last month. In his eighth year as part of the selection process, Trachtenberg managed a seven-person panel charged with selecting two Rhodes Scholarships to candidates from the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland or West Virginia. “It is […]

Alum-ambassador examines China-Taiwan relationship

Ambassador James Lilley spoke about the relationship between China and Taiwan and the United States’ role in that relationship during a luncheon with about 100 people Friday. A GW alumnus and the former U.S. ambassador to the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea, Lilley spoke as part of the Sigur Center’s conference […]

Alumna shares work as crime scene investigator at DEA

Nancy Eshelman talked about her personal experiences with drugs and crime to about 50 students last Wednesday. This 2001 GW graduate is not a convict – she works on the other side of the law, as a forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Agency. Eshelman shared technical aspects of her job and stories highlighting the […]

“Cutting to the chase: the circumcision stigma”

At the onset of her fourth year in college, Eve has learned quite a few things about sex. Eve, The Hatchet’s anonymous sex columnist, will share her observations and (sometimes dirty) thoughts about sex at GW with the population that fuels her fire. Editor’s note: names have been changed to protect the naughty. It’s easy […]

Staff Editorial: Understanding the GW culture

This is the third part in an ongoing series intended to promote conversation and debate about GW’s presidential search. This University is hardly an isolated island of scholarly pursuit – an important fact for GW’s incoming president, whomever that might be, to understand. GW is physically intersected by the streets of D.C. and culturally penetrated […]

Videoconferences on AIDS connect students across globe

While rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges visited GW and rallies took place at the White House, some students spent part of World AIDS Day participating in a videoconference with peers and experts all over the world. Two of three videoconferences held worldwide had conference sites located in D.C. – one conference took place in the morning […]